Pakistan suffers jolts after 6 magnitude quake hit Afghanistan-Tajikistan border

1685257450 Pakistan suffers jolts after 6 magnitude quake hit Afghanistan Tajikistan border
A representational image of a ground cracked after an earthquake. — Pixabay
A representational picture of a floor cracked after an earthquake. — Pixabay

The higher and northern elements of the nation had been jolted following a 6.0 magnitude earthquake on Sunday, based on the Nationwide Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC).

The epicentre was reported on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border and the depth of the earthquake, which hit at 10:50am, was 223 kilometres.

Robust jolts additionally shook Muzaffarabad and adjoining areas, in addition to Murree and areas nearer to the district.

Tremors had been additionally felt in Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Swat, Swabi, Malakand, Abbottabad, Decrease Dir, Shabqadar, Diamir, Sargodha, Khushab, Faisalabad, Chakwal, Attock and Peshawar and its adjoining areas.

The tremors had been additionally felt in different nations together with China, Afghanistan and India. It ought to be famous that no quick casualties or damages had been reported within the aftermath of the quake.

Pure disasters equivalent to earthquakes should not unusual in Pakistan, because the nation is located on the boundary of the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates.

Massive elements of South Asia are seismically energetic as a result of a tectonic plate often called the Indian plate is pushing north into the Eurasian plate.

Latest earthquakes underscore the significance of catastrophe preparedness and mitigation measures.